people meeting for a local history talk at gateshead east cemetery


Talks programme 2022

Our new season of talks begins in September. All talks are held at 2.00pm in the Caedmon Hall at Gateshead Central Library on the second Wednesday of each month (there are no talks in January, June, July or August).

September 2022- May 2023

Wednesday 14 September 2022 2.00pm "Richard Collinson - Arctic Explorer" by Anthea Lang

This talk follows on from our AGM held at the start of the meeting and looks at one of the sons of the Rector of Gateshead, John Collinson. Richard was sent in an abortive search to locate the missing Sir John Franklin in 1850. What followed was a remarkable feat of endurance.


Wednesday 12 October 2022 2.00pm   ‘The Curious Case of the Countess of Derwentwater' by Susan Lynn



Wednesday 9 November 2022 2.00pm  'Holy Jesus Hospital; the back (yard) story’ by Lawrence Bryson


Wednesday 14 December 2022 2.00pm ‘A Victorian Christmas' by Malcolm Grady

Join Dr Malcolm Grady as he explores what a Victorian Christmas really involved and how it evolved as the Christmas celebrations we know today. Expect  some Victorian party games!